I always keep an eye out for new art exhibits and cultural events, so when I heard about Mashup, I was intrigued. The Vancouver Art Gallery had put so much time, money, and effort into this event. They had shut the gallery for a month leading up to the event, because it was their first full gallery exhibit. It took up 4 floors, each with a different decade. It included everything from Andy Warhol to Quentin Tarantino. If you were an innovator, you were featured. They had interactive components like books you could read that were part of a sculpture, record players, videos, music boxes, and more. The exhibit was almost as creative as the artists that were featured.
I had such a great time at this event. I love looking at how society’s beliefs and views are portrayed in art. The further back in time we went, the less I understood about the pieces. They had political, and sociological aspects that are not possessed today, but would have been normal in their time. I also found it interesting how one could see society becoming more liberal and creative. Each innovator helped create what we have now.
Art is always changing, and that is what I love about it. It is reflective of us. It shows our best and worst sides.